Ikea’s DIY garden sphere can feed all the neighbourhoods

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They own the market for flat-pack furniture, now the crafty crew at Ikea have designed a DIY, portable garden that can sustainably grow food for entire neighbourhoods. Yep, really. It’s called The Growroom and all it takes is just 17 steps to build. These 17 steps can be accessed online […]

Growing the perfect lawn

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A good quality lawn can not only add to the appearance of your home, it can also increase its value, prevents soil erosion and helps to absorb heat and noise to keep your environment cooler and quieter. Materials checklist Garden accessories. pH soil test kit. Lime and/or Gypsum. Lawn fertiliser. […]

How to: Grow australian natives

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Australia is a vast continent with many natural environments, from the dense rain forests of the north, to the alpine meadows of the south and the hot, dry deserts of the centre. In each of these environments, many plants have evolved to cope with their surroundings. The large lush leaves […]

A guide to zen gardens

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The Zen spiritual garden was used by Japanese Buddhist monks from around the 13th century as a place to contemplate and meditate. Layered to create a three dimensional image, a Zen spiritual garden is planned with a foreground and a background leading into a perspective. Follow the tips below to […]

How to: Plan the perfect outdoor kitchen

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While in the past most decks or patios would have just had a barbecue and an outdoor setting, these days many home owners want to create an entertainer’s dream. The latest outdoor kitchens are fully equipped with built-in-barbecues, bar fridges, sinks and custom-made cabinetry. You can spend anywhere between $2,000 […]